Nova Pioneer

Mission:  Developing innovators & leaders who will shape the future

The SOMAFCO Trust is proud to be strategically associated and invested in Nova Pioneer. Nova Pioneer is an entrepreneurial venture which holds the vision of making a fundamental contribution to the education system in Africa.

SOMAFCO Trust’s participation in Nova Pioneer strongly aligns to our youth development goals.  Our participation in Nova Pioneers stems from working with its founder Chinezi Chijioke who played an invaluable role in developing the SOMAFCO Prize Initiative program which has empowered entrepreneurs and contributed to early childhood development in the Eastern Cape. This initiative was inspired by discussion between the SOMAFCO Trust, Mckinsey & Company and President Kgalema Motlanthe. 

We are eternally proud to be part of Nova Pioneer as we share in their vision of reshaping Africa and making it a prosperous continent through its people.

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African Space Programme

SOMAFCO Trust is in an exciting partnership with the Africa Space Program which has been developing exciting games based on African Folklore.

Other ventures

Other ventures remain in stealth mode whilst others have been discontinued and or exited. Our primary interests are in venture which can:

  • Become a skills development platform
  • Create and absorb youth into employment
  • Contribute towards transformation.


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